Worldly Evangelism–It Stinketh to High Heaven
I am very disappointed.
James White has coupled himself with hip-hop artists and new calvinist methods in order to proclaim a biblical message in a popular way. In other words, using what the world loves in order to reach the world. It is both shameful and inexcusable. For the record, if the genre of music had been Bluegrass, I’d have been just as disappointed.
Apparently, not everyone believes the old saying, and I’ll give my paraphrase, “If you use worldly attractions to bring the world in to the Church, you’ll have to continue using worldly attractions to keep them interested.”
When most people speak of the errors and harmful methods of new calvinism, most tend to think of Piper, Keller, Mohler, Driscoll, etc., but James White? C’mon.
According to the video’s promotional comments, “This video is a collaborative effort between IV, Crown Rights Media, and Alpha and Omega Ministries.”
Well brethren, IV, Crown Rights Media and Alpha and Omega Ministries have adopted worldly methods in order to promote biblical truth, and that is something to pray about, not that they be blessed, but they repent and forsake their worldly attitudes. James White has sold out for popularity and the enlargement of his ministry.
This is not preaching. It’s not even evangelism. This is entertainment. Deep, doctrinal lyrics wrapped in worldly, hip-hop packaging is not preaching the Word of God. It’s compromise. It’s a sell-out for the purpose of enlarging a ‘ministry’. This is neither an example of nor a promotion to holiness. It’s an example of selfish exaltation. This is not biblical Christianity, it is worldly, pop pseudo-evangelism – and it stinketh to high heaven.
What could be worse? How about White encouraging other pastors and churches to do the same? He does.
You want a circus Church? Enjoy this video. You want biblical Christianity? Then reject this for what it is – worldliness and compromise for the sake of ‘Self’.
- Russell Moore, Al Mohler – Blurring the Line Between the Holy & the Profane (5ptsalt.com)
- Christian Zeal (5ptsalt.com)